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2.7m zero-hour contracts

Greater awareness among employees and a new survey of businesses means the full extent of precarious employment is emerging into view

06 May 2014

There are an estimated 2.7m zero-hour contracts in Britain according to a new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

They consist of the headline figure of 1.4m contracts under which employees worked some hours in the fortnight beginning 20 January 2014, and a further 1.3m contracts where employees were not given any hours at all in that two-week sample period. The latter figure could include people who have found another job but remain on the books and the ONS said it would be investigating further to refine its estimate.

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